My recommended non-fiction reads on marketing, business and self-development, and why reading is now a daily habit for me.

Are you looking for some inspirational books to read?  

Are you thinking about the next steps in your business or career?

I’ve created a list of my current favourite non-fiction books and compiled a list of recommendations for you.

One of my 2019 resolutions was to read every day. There were 3 reasons why I started reading more, and it’s now part of my daily routine:

  1. I realised I wasn’t being a good role model for my kids as I had my head in my phone far too much and I needed to change that. How could I nag them to read every day if I didn’t do it myself? I now read with my kids most days at 7 pm for 30 mins. It’s actually now becoming a habit. It also really concerned me with the reports I’d read on teenage boy’s declining reading, so I felt we needed to make some changes. 
  2. Someone pointed out to me that you only need to read for about 10-15 minutes a day, and you will probably get through a book every couple of weeks.  When I thought about it like that, I realised that there’s really no excuse why I shouldn’t be able to fit it into my daily routine.
  3. I needed to!  I kick myself for getting out of the habit of reading now. I favoured fiction books over non-fiction for so long. Don’t get me wrong, I still read fiction books, but I was missing out on so many fantastic non-fiction books.  

Is it me or are non-fiction books getting better? 

I love the fact there is such a diverse range of books from new female authors. I find myself nodding and wanting to shout “YES” or burst into tears because I’m finally reading books where I feel the pain points of a female business owner are finally being understood.

I love reading and find lots of inspiration from others. I have chosen a variety of different books and authors, some may resonate with you and some you may hate. My advice would be to read the reviews and think about what you are most interested in and start there. If you have any other great book recommendations, then please do share them with me:

Business, career and marketing: Chillpreneur by Denise Duffield-Thomas

Money mindset: Get Rich Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas 

Career and business mindset:  PlayingBig byTara Mohr 

These first 3 books are fascinating and delve into the psychology behind why women charge less than men, play down their expertise and limit their own earning potential and success.

Speaking and confidence: How to Own the Room by Viv Goskrop

Career and business in the 21st century: The Multi-Hyphen Method by Emma Gannon

Building a StoryBrand by Miller Donald

Marketing and sales: They Ask You Answer by Marcus Sheridan

Writing for the web: Content Design by Sarah Richards

Is This It?: The Smart Woman’s Guide To Finding Work You Love by Ruth Kudzi 


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“Best Marketing Books blog post” 


Other books recommended to me, but I haven’t read yet:

Becoming by Michelle Obama 

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

Thrive by Arianna Huffington 

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey 

The Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma 

The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss 

The Power of Habit: Why we do what we do and how to change by Charles Duhigg 

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod 

The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard 

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